Akai Professional Production & Groove
When you have the drive to make incredible music for the world to enjoy, it only makes sense to equip yourself with the necessary tools to make it happen exactly as you imagined. With that in mind, check out the MPD18 USB MIDI Pad controller. A simple way of adding genuine MPC pads to your setup, this MIDI-over-USB pad controller features 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive MPC pads. Plus, it contains three different banks of sounds from the MPC pads, giving you a total of 48 sounds to choose from. On stage or in the studio, the MPD18 is a super-portable powerhouse that will impress any DJ, programmer, or producer.
Another one of Akai Professional's more popular production units is the XR20. Packed with 700 pre-loaded sounds, including industrial-strength drum, percussion, bass, and synth effects, this beat production system is an essential unit to have on hand when inspiration strikes you. Additionally, the XR20 contains glowing, backlit pads that follow each beat, microphone input and headphone output, and a Pattern Play Mode that allows different patterns to be triggered from individual pads. All this and more at a very affordable price makes the XR20 an absolute steal for any beat-making enthusiast.
And Akai Professional has plenty of other production and groove stations waiting to be discovered here, so be sure to dive in and explore their other options. Whatever you're looking for, you can bet that everything in this catalog is more than capable of taking your skills to the next level.